The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / West Midlands
Rank 9 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 764 846 1106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.03% 15.90% 22.06%
As % of the Vendors category 34.87% 36.20% 47.31%
Number of salaries quoted 597 729 1025
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2191 2337 2338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.96% 43.92% 46.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1655 1925 2074
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +5.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 353 £40,000 - 46
Staffordshire +7 87 £42,500 +21.42% 12
Warwickshire -2 65 £36,250 -15.69% 20
Coventry -10 60 £40,000 -17.09% 18
Worcestershire -6 50 £35,000 +6.06% 10
Solihull -5 44 £34,000 +4.61% 2
Herefordshire -10 21 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Shropshire -3 14 £31,750 -15.33% 6
West Bromwich +9 10 £42,000 +9.09%
Walsall +10 7 £32,000 -20.00% 1
Dudley 0 5 £17,500 -50.00%
Wolverhampton -7 5 £36,750 -13.52% 2
Smethwick - 2 £17,500 -
Halesowen -2 1 £26,000 -20.00% 3
Tipton - 1 £37,500 -
Wednesbury - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 823 (43.27%) MS Excel
2 621 (32.65%) Windows
3 580 (30.49%) SQL
4 544 (28.60%) SQL Server
5 480 (25.24%) .NET
6 477 (25.08%) Active Directory
7 452 (23.76%) C#
8 411 (21.61%) VMware
9 381 (20.03%) Agile Software Development
10 330 (17.35%) ASP.NET
11 324 (17.03%) MS Office
12 309 (16.25%) MVC
13 282 (14.83%) JavaScript
14 279 (14.67%) HTML
14 279 (14.67%) Windows Server
15 275 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
16 258 (13.56%) ITIL
17 247 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
18 243 (12.78%) CSS
19 239 (12.57%) Finance
20 231 (12.15%) Citrix
21 215 (11.30%) MS Exchange
22 213 (11.20%) Data Centre
23 210 (11.04%) CRM
24 192 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
25 181 (9.52%) Cisco
25 181 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
26 165 (8.68%) .NET Framework
27 163 (8.57%) Degree
27 163 (8.57%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 215 (11.30%) MS Exchange
2 137 (7.20%) SharePoint
3 94 (4.94%) IIS
4 56 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 49 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 46 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
8 27 (1.42%) CMS
9 24 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
11 18 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (0.68%) Umbraco
13 12 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.53%) Oracle UPK
15 7 (0.37%) Apache
15 7 (0.37%) SAS
16 6 (0.32%) Documentum
16 6 (0.32%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.26%) Site Server
Applications
1 823 (43.27%) MS Excel
2 324 (17.03%) MS Office
3 102 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (2.10%) MS Project
5 29 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) InDesign
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.053%) CATIA
9 1 (0.053%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 132 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.79%) assyst
5 13 (0.68%) SAP BPC
6 10 (0.53%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 10 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (0.53%) Sentinel
7 9 (0.47%) Maximo
8 7 (0.37%) Shopify
9 6 (0.32%) Infor LN
9 6 (0.32%) MFGPRO
10 5 (0.26%) Magento
10 5 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
11 4 (0.21%) Sage 200
12 3 (0.16%) OpenText Process Suite
12 3 (0.16%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 247 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 160 (8.41%) Office 365
3 52 (2.73%) SaaS
4 41 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (1.84%) IaaS
7 17 (0.89%) Mimecast
8 16 (0.84%) PaaS
9 13 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.37%) GitHub
11 6 (0.32%) Yammer
12 4 (0.21%) G Suite
13 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.053%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 136 (7.15%) DNS
2 126 (6.62%) Firewall
3 119 (6.26%) DHCP
4 97 (5.10%) LAN
5 92 (4.84%) WAN
6 74 (3.89%) TCP/IP
7 63 (3.31%) Network Security
8 56 (2.94%) VPN
9 50 (2.63%) SAN
10 38 (2.00%) VLAN
11 32 (1.68%) Wireless
12 27 (1.42%) SSL
13 24 (1.26%) Skype
14 22 (1.16%) Internet
15 19 (1.00%) VoIP
16 18 (0.95%) HTTP
17 15 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
17 15 (0.79%) Unified Communications
18 13 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
19 12 (0.63%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 544 (28.60%) SQL Server
2 122 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 115 (6.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 102 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 99 (5.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 70 (3.68%) Relational Database
7 67 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 60 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
9 46 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 40 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
11 33 (1.74%) MySQL
12 31 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
12 31 (1.63%) MongoDB
13 26 (1.37%) Big Data
14 25 (1.31%) NoSQL
15 23 (1.21%) OLAP
16 21 (1.10%) RDBMS
16 21 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
17 17 (0.89%) Power BI
17 17 (0.89%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 163 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 107 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (3.15%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.05%) Selenium
5 18 (0.95%) Subversion
6 16 (0.84%) Moq
7 15 (0.79%) Jenkins
8 14 (0.74%) JIRA
8 14 (0.74%) Visual Studio Code
9 13 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.42%) SoapUI
11 7 (0.37%) Mercurial
11 7 (0.37%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.32%) NCrunch
12 6 (0.32%) SpecFlow
12 6 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.26%) AppVeyor
13 5 (0.26%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.26%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 239 (12.57%) Finance
2 100 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 76 (4.00%) Advertising
4 63 (3.31%) Retail
5 45 (2.37%) Publishing
6 36 (1.89%) Automotive
7 34 (1.79%) Marketing
8 21 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.05%) Law
10 18 (0.95%) Local Government
11 17 (0.89%) Legal
11 17 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.58%) Banking
12 11 (0.58%) Games
13 10 (0.53%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.37%) German Language
15 4 (0.21%) Billing
15 4 (0.21%) Electronics
15 4 (0.21%) Military
15 4 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 452 (23.76%) Developer
2 285 (14.98%) Analyst
3 228 (11.99%) .NET Developer
4 162 (8.52%) C# Developer
5 127 (6.68%) Consultant
6 125 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 122 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 111 (5.84%) Architect
9 109 (5.73%) Senior Developer
10 90 (4.73%) IT Support
11 88 (4.63%) Support Analyst
12 86 (4.52%) ASP.NET Developer
13 83 (4.36%) Support Engineer
14 64 (3.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 62 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
16 61 (3.21%) Administrator
17 57 (3.00%) Senior .NET Developer
17 57 (3.00%) Software Developer
18 56 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 54 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (25.24%) .NET
2 330 (17.35%) ASP.NET
3 279 (14.67%) HTML
4 243 (12.78%) CSS
5 181 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 165 (8.68%) .NET Framework
7 150 (7.89%) jQuery
8 134 (7.05%) XML
9 130 (6.83%) Web Services
10 114 (5.99%) Entity Framework
11 112 (5.89%) HTML5
12 103 (5.42%) AngularJS
13 87 (4.57%) WCF
14 70 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
15 59 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 57 (3.00%) Ajax
17 52 (2.73%) WPF
18 51 (2.68%) SOAP
19 49 (2.58%) KnockoutJS
19 49 (2.58%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 213 (11.20%) Data Centre
2 138 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 71 (3.73%) NHS
5 51 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 42 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
7 36 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (1.63%) Public Cloud
9 26 (1.37%) Mobile App
10 25 (1.31%) User Experience
11 24 (1.26%) CMDB
11 24 (1.26%) Virtual Team
12 21 (1.10%) Clustering
13 20 (1.05%) Algorithms
13 20 (1.05%) Driving Licence
14 19 (1.00%) Mathematics
15 16 (0.84%) PMI
15 16 (0.84%) Statistics
16 15 (0.79%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 621 (32.65%) Windows
2 279 (14.67%) Windows Server
3 163 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 146 (7.68%) Linux
4 146 (7.68%) Windows 7
5 126 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (4.15%) Windows 10
7 76 (4.00%) Unix
8 73 (3.84%) Windows 8
9 68 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (2.26%) Android
11 38 (2.00%) Apple iOS
12 32 (1.68%) Windows XP
13 18 (0.95%) Windows Vista
14 13 (0.68%) SUSE
15 12 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.58%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.47%) Solaris
18 6 (0.32%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (20.03%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (16.25%) MVC
3 258 (13.56%) ITIL
4 210 (11.04%) CRM
5 144 (7.57%) Mentoring
6 139 (7.31%) Service Delivery
7 125 (6.57%) Web Development
8 119 (6.26%) ERP
9 117 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
10 115 (6.05%) Scrum
11 101 (5.31%) SDLC
12 100 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 99 (5.21%) PRINCE2
14 98 (5.15%) Project Management
15 90 (4.73%) Logistics
16 87 (4.57%) Software Engineering
17 79 (4.15%) TDD
18 75 (3.94%) SOA
19 66 (3.47%) Presales
20 64 (3.36%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 580 (30.49%) SQL
2 452 (23.76%) C#
3 282 (14.83%) JavaScript
4 135 (7.10%) T-SQL
5 124 (6.52%) VB.NET
6 99 (5.21%) PowerShell
7 69 (3.63%) C
8 42 (2.21%) Java
9 33 (1.74%) VB
10 27 (1.42%) C++
10 27 (1.42%) TypeScript
11 20 (1.05%) PHP
12 17 (0.89%) VBA
13 13 (0.68%) F#
14 11 (0.58%) R
15 7 (0.37%) VBScript
15 7 (0.37%) X++
16 6 (0.32%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.32%) Python
16 6 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 192 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 163 (8.57%) Degree
3 119 (6.26%) Security Cleared
4 92 (4.84%) MCSE
5 87 (4.57%) SC Cleared
6 71 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (2.52%) CCNA
8 46 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
9 45 (2.37%) MCSA
10 40 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 38 (2.00%) ISEB
11 38 (2.00%) MCP
12 31 (1.63%) MCSD
13 24 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
14 22 (1.16%) LPIC
15 21 (1.10%) CCNP
16 18 (0.95%) ISTQB
17 17 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
17 17 (0.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (6.99%) SLA
2 63 (3.31%) QA
3 22 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.32%) COBIT
7 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.053%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.053%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 477 (25.08%) Active Directory
2 275 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (8.15%) Hyper-V
4 36 (1.89%) XenApp
5 32 (1.68%) vSphere
6 24 (1.26%) Docker
7 22 (1.16%) Firmware
8 21 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (1.10%) XenDesktop
9 20 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
10 19 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 18 (0.95%) VMware ESX
12 13 (0.68%) BitLocker
12 13 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (0.63%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.42%) Terminal Server
16 6 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
16 6 (0.32%) XenServer
17 5 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 102 (5.36%) SCCM
2 52 (2.73%) SCOM
3 29 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 28 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (1.42%) Puppet
6 24 (1.26%) NetBackup
7 21 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (0.53%) WSUS
9 8 (0.42%) EdgeSight
10 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (0.32%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.26%) Ansible
12 5 (0.26%) Nagios
12 5 (0.26%) Terraform
13 4 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 411 (21.61%) VMware
2 231 (12.15%) Citrix
3 181 (9.52%) Cisco
4 100 (5.26%) Oracle
5 90 (4.73%) IBM
6 77 (4.05%) SAP
7 58 (3.05%) NetApp
8 51 (2.68%) Symantec
9 46 (2.42%) HP
10 39 (2.05%) EMC
11 33 (1.74%) Red Hat
12 31 (1.63%) Google
13 27 (1.42%) Dell
14 25 (1.31%) 3PAR
15 24 (1.26%) Cognos
15 24 (1.26%) JD Edwards
16 22 (1.16%) SolarWinds
17 18 (0.95%) Apple
18 16 (0.84%) SonicWALL
19 15 (0.79%) Infor
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, healthcare, etc
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Full package on offer
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stone, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum 25 days holiday, training workshops and more
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Network ITR
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 per annum + £8000 commission
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: up to £65K + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: up to £65K + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: COMPETITVE SALARY
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £38000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago